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- Created 2012-02-17
is a suffix in many English words, originally derived from Ancient Greek; reaching the English language through Latin, by medium of the French. It is commonly used in philosophy and politics, pertaining to an
of some sort. Also known to be used in names of religions. For examples, see:
List of philosophies
Glossary of philosophy
List of political ideologies
List of art movements
Several books have used "isms" in their titles, including:
Todays Isms: Socialism, Capitalism, Fascism, Communism, Libertarianism
by Alan Ebenstein, William Ebenstein and Edwin Fogelman (11th ed, Pearson, 1999, ISBN 978-0130257147)
Isms and Ologies: 453 Difficult Doctrines You've Always Pretended to Understand
by Arthur Goldwag (Quercus, 2007, ISBN 978-1847241764) ranges from Abolitionism to Zoroastrianism.
Isms: Understanding Art
by Stephen Little (A & C Black, 2004, ISBN 978-0713670110), one of a series of similar titles including
... Modern Art
The Ism Book: A Field Guide to Philosophy
by Peter Saint-Andre.
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